PVT Wind Advisory #004 (Expires 08:00Z NOV 6)

5 NOV 2018 – Valid until 3 AM (08Z) 6 NOV 2018

A private Wind Advisory is in effect for the areas shown below. Tonight, a line of strong storms will impact the area bringing the potential for widespread damaging winds. The area of most concern will be South Central KY extending further Southwest through TN.

Wind Statement: Wind will likely be gusty as storms approach from the West, especially for portions of Southern Kentucky.

Activation: Team W700 spotters are encouraged to submit accurate wind reports over 50 Mph and damage reports using the Statewide VOST or using Twitter #kyvost or #W700Spotters

Travel Impact: High profile vehicles should be cautious while driving on interstates during storms. Wind gusts that may reach or exceed 60 Mph can be significantly hazardous to drivers. At times, visibility may be reduced or near zero. It is best to avoid driving during these storms.

TOR Chance: KY: 45% Chance for at least 1
Location would likely be Southern Central Kentucky, but could happen anywhere!

You can view weather resources and view live traffic here, and road conditions at: Weather Resources RWIS

PVT Wind Advisory #003 (Expires 23:00Z OCT 28)

27 OCT 2018 – Valid until 6 PM (23Z) 28 OCT 2018

A private Wind Advisory is in effect for the areas shown below. Beginning mid morning Sunday, wind gusts from the Northwest will increase across the state, likely exceeding our threshold of 30 Mph with some areas possibly reaching 40-45 Mph+. Consistent winds of 10-15 Mph will be likely across much of the area.

Wind Statement: Wind will likely be gusty, especially for portions of Kentucky in the Northwestern area and Louisville Metro area. This gusty weather is expected to last for at least 6-8 hours beginning around 9-10 AM Eastern. (14Z-15Z)

Activation: Team W700 spotters are encouraged to submit accurate wind reports over 50 Mph and damage reports using the Statewide VOST

Travel Impact: High profile vehicles should be cautious while driving on interstates. Wind gusts that may reach or exceed 45 Mph can be significantly hazardous to drivers.

You can view weather resources and view live traffic here, and road conditions at: Weather Resources RWIS

KSIV – Kentuckywide VOST Now Online

The Kentucky Statewide VOST is an initiative managed by Team W700.

It streamlines storm reports, automatically including geo-tags, allowing for the direct upload of photos, and can be configured to have reports go directly to agencies such as the National Weather Service, County Emergency Managers, and News Outlets.

Imagine reporting a tree across the road after straight-line winds, and that report immediately alerts the NWS, Local Road Crews, Emergency Personnel, and the News. Your local ambulance crews will know to avoid that road until it’s marked as resolved.

More information and a detailed map of participating counties and agencies can be found at http://www.teamw700.com/KSIV

Want to learn more, reach out to us today about becoming a spotter or have your agency added.